“The Second Great War—1917-1923” will be the topic of a special presentation by Dr. Jay Winter of Yale University on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at West Texas A&M University’s Alumni Banquet Facility.
The event, co-sponsored by the WTAMU Office of Academic Affairs and the Institute for the Study of Western Civilization at Texas Tech University, begins with a 6 p.m. reception, followed by Winter’s lecture at 7 p.m.
Winter, the Charles J. Stille Professor of History Emeritus at Yale, is considered an expert on World War I and its impact on the 20thcentury. He is the author or co-author of 25 books, including The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century, War Beyond Words: Languages of Remembrance from the Great War to the Present and the Great War in European Cultural History. He’s also involved with the PBS/BBC series, The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century as co-producer, co-writer and chief historian. The series has won an Emmy Award, a Peabody Award and a Producers Guild of American Award for best television documentary in 1997.
He’s taught at Yale since 2001 but has held several academic posts through the years including Hebrew University in Jerusalem, University of Warwick, University of Cambridge, Pembroke College and Columbia. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Columbia University and a Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge. He also holds a Litt.D. and has received honorary degrees from the University of Graz, Catholic University of Leuven and Université de Paris.
Winter’s presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 806-651-2044.
-West Texas A&M University